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Diagnostic Radiologist, Nuclear Medicine Physician, Physician, Radiologist

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Diagnostic Imaging; Diagnostic Imaging Apprentice, Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Diagnostic Imaging Craftsman, Diagnostic Medical Sonography; Diagnostic Imaging Helper; Diagnostic Imaging Helper, Nuclear Medicine; Diagnostic Imaging Journeyman, Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Diagnostic Imaging Superintendent; Diagnostic Radiologist, Cardiothoracic Imaging; Diagnostic Radiologist, Neuroradiology; Diagnostic Radiologist, Special Procedures
Diagnostic Radiologist; Nuclear Medical Science; Nuclear Medicine Officer; Radiation Oncologist; Radiology Specialist
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What they do:
Diagnose and treat diseases and injuries using medical imaging techniques, such as x rays, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), nuclear medicine, and ultrasounds. May perform minimally invasive medical procedures and tests.
On the job, you would:
  • Prepare comprehensive interpretive reports of findings.
  • Perform or interpret the outcomes of diagnostic imaging procedures including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computer tomography (CT), positron emission tomography (PET), nuclear cardiology treadmill studies, mammography, or ultrasound.
  • Document the performance, interpretation, or outcomes of all procedures performed.



  • medicine and dentistry

Math and Science

  • biology
  • physics

Arts and Humanities

  • English language

Engineering and Technology

  • computers and electronics


Basic Skills

  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • reading work related information

Problem Solving

  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

People and Technology Systems

  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it



  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say

Ideas and Logic

  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • notice when problems happen

Visual Understanding

  • see hidden patterns
  • quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things


  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide


People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.

They do well at jobs that need:

  • Attention to Detail
  • Integrity
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Concern for Others
  • Dependability
  • Stress Tolerance


You might use software like this on the job:

Medical software

  • eClinicalWorks EHR software Hot Technology
  • Epic Systems Hot Technology

Spreadsheet software

  • Microsoft Excel Hot Technology

Electronic mail software

  • Email software


Education: (rated 5 of 5)
post-doctoral training or
doctoral degree
usually needed

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